A million years of geology and evolution have produced the spectacular vernal pools at Sacramento's Mather Field. The vernal pools in Mather Regional Park are some of the rarest and most threatened ecosystems in the world because of the rare flowering plants and invertebrates that live in them.
- Vernal pools are a seasonal occurrence in the Sacramento
Valley and the hold a unique variety of plants and animals.
- The Mather Vernal Pools are a great location to teach your children about the Sacramento area environment.
How to Get There:
The vernal pools are located near Mather Regional Park, located on Highway 50 east of Sacramento.
View Mather Vernal Pools Map
- Hiking and walking
- Exploring nature
Hours and Fees:
There are no fees and the area is accessible from sunrise to sunset.
Picnics Allowed: Yes
Learn more about the
mystery of the vernal pools at Mather Field.